Barrow Street Theatre's lease at Greenwich House will end August 31, marking the conclusion of 15 years in residence at the West Village theatre. As previously reported, Ars Nova will be the new tenant beginning September 1.
Greenwich House is located at 27 Barrow Street in New York City. Opened in 1917 as the Greenwich House Theater, the space was originally home to Greenwich House’s Children Theater program.
Beginning in the 1970s, the 199-seat Off-Broadway venue has been a home for a series of professional theatre companies. In 1985, Soho Rep. moved in, followed by the non-profit Drama Dept. in the 1990s. Since 2003, the theatre has been occupied by the Barrow Street Theatre company and, most recently, was home to a record-breaking, immersive revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Earlier this year, Barrow Street Theatre welcomed comedian and storyteller Hannah Gadsby and her show Nanette—now an acclaimed Netflix special—for a limited run.
While Ars Nova will become the official tenant in September, the Off-Broadway company will not begin programming there until 2019. The upcoming Nova Ball, scheduled for October, will celebrate Ars Nova's expansion into the new space.
Ars Nova will continue to develop and present new work out of its current intimate theatre on West 54th Street. In addition, the company is partnering with Greenwich House on new community engagement and educational initiatives.